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BodyBurn by Ray

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Tuesday, September 5

Free BodyBurn by Ray: Join Belmont’s BodyBurn by Ray for a free bootcamp class at Faneuil Hall. The classes will be held sporadically until mid-October.

Free, 6 p.m. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Moonlight Yoga: Practice yoga under the full moon and stars at this late-night class. It’ll be held in front of the Hood Milk Bottle.

Suggested $10 donation, 11 p.m. Hood Milk Bottle, 508 Congress St., Boston, splashthat.com.

Moonlight Yoga

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Wednesday, September 6

Dance Fit and Chat n’ Chew: Join Black Girls Nutrition for an hour-long dance cardio workout, then stay for Sweetgreen salads and a discussion about healthy living and eating.

$10+, 6 p.m. Canopy City, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Thursday, September 7

Free Yoga in Kendall Square: Spend your lunch break flowing through this free Health Yoga Life class in Kendall Square. Bonus: It’s co-located with the Kendall Square Farmers’ Market, so you can stock up after class.

Free, 12 p.m. Kendall Square, 350 Kendall St., Cambridge, facebook.com.

Mother Juice Nice Cream Social: Grab yourself a sweet (and healthy) treat from Mother Juice while benefitting Patients Have Power, a patient advocacy movement. There will also be a station for making cards for hospital patients.

Free entry, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Mother Juice, 625 W Kendall St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Kombucha and Yoga at the BPM: Dying to make your own kombucha? Let the experts from Health-Ade show you how. The lesson will be preceded by a vinyasa yoga class in the Boston Public Market Kitchen.

$10, 5:30 p.m. Boston Public Market Kitchen, 100 Hanover St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: Meditation haters, this one’s for you. In this four-part series, local meditation will give you no-BS meditation tips and help you overcome obstacles standing in the way of mental clarity.

$55 for all four sessions, 6:30 p.m. Reebok Collective, 655 Tremont St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Buddhism in the Modern World: Lama Ole Nydahl, a Buddhism expert who travels the world teaching its principles and has opened more than 650 Buddhism centers across the globe, will give a lecture about using Buddhist teachings in the modern world at Old South Meeting House.

$15, 7 p.m. Old South Meeting House, 2 Milk St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Friday, September 8

Dancing on the Row: Assembly Row will kick off its Riverfest celebrations with a free outdoor salsa and timba dance class set to live music by Orquesta Mia.

Free, 6 p.m. Assembly Row East, 611 Assembly Row, Somerville, eventbrite.com.

Free Fit Friday: The City of Boston and instructor Bron Volney are hosting this free bootcamp class on City Hall Plaza.

Free, 6 p.m. City Hall Plaza, Boston, eventbrite.com.

Fit University

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Saturday, September 9

Yoga for the PMC: Proceeds from this Ali Singer yoga class at Pier 6 will benefit the Pan-Mass Challenge, which raises money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Even better? Your ticket price includes a Bloody Mary.

$25, 9 a.m. Pier 6, 1 8th St., Charlestown, yogahubboston.com.

Meow Mile 5KSorry, this is not a road race for cats. But it does benefit the Gifford Cat Shelter, and human participants are invited to bring their pets to join the fun. Animal costumes are encouraged.

$30, 9 a.m. Chestnut Hill Reservoir, 355 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, giffordmeowmile.org.

Health Care Revival: Mattapan Community Health Center is hosting this day of wellness, featuring discussion groups, speeches, health and dental screenings, and activities for all ages.

Free, 9:30 a.m. Boston Public Health Commission, 249 River St., Mattapan, eventbrite.com.

Back to School Fitness Blowout: This free celebration of fitness is open to all college students. Expect fitness classes and group runs, yoga, a dance party, AcroYoga, meditation, giveaways, free food, and more.

Free, 10 a.m. Copley Square, 560 Boylston St., Boston, gofitu.com.

 The Cut at Seaport Sweat: In the final installment of its partnership with Seaport Sweat, Equinox is offering a (free!) version of its boxing and martial arts class The Cut.

Free, 10 a.m. Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston, eventbrite.com.

A Taste of Tai Chi: Try your hand at the ancient art of tai chi at this Brookline Tai Chi workshop. Your first class is free.

Free, 11 a.m. Brookline Tai Chi, 131 Cypress St., Brookline, brooklinetaichi.org.

Barre & Brews: Hit the barre and the bar in one fell swoop. You’ll start your morning with a barre class, then enjoy a flight from Lord Hobo.

$20, 11 a.m. Lord Hobo Brewing Company, 5 Draper St., Woburn, eventbrite.com.

Bounce Back from Summer with Booty by Brabants: Summer is great for your social life. For your fitness regimen? Not so much. Get back in the swing of things with a Booty by Brabants class followed by brunch and mimosas.

$30, 11 a.m. Captain Fishbones, 332 Victory Road, Quincy, eventbrite.com.

Tone It Up Tour: Fans of fitness and lifestyle brand Tone It Up will descend on the Lawn on D for an exercise extravaganza. Expect workouts with Katrina and Karena, Jillian Michaels, and CorePower Yoga instructors, plus beauty, food, giveaways, and rosé.

$110+, 12 p.m. Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston, ticketweb.com.

Yoga, Meditation, and Acupuncture: Treat yourself to two hours of full-body wellness with this hybrid yoga, meditation, and acupuncture session at Inner Space Yoga.

$50, 3 p.m. Inner Space Yoga, 17 Station St., Brookline, eventbrite.com.

Sunday, September 10

Free Fitness at Athleta: During the final installment of Open Newbury Street, Athleta is hosting free StrongBoard Balance classes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., plus a bootcamp-meets-yoga class at 9 a.m.

Free, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Athleta, 92 Newbury St., Boston, athleta.net.

Taco Tour 2017: Gorging on tacos isn’t exactly healthy—but, hey, biking between restaurants is. You’ll receive a list of taco joints, then set off on the oh-so-arduous mission of biking between them, refueling with carnitas and tortillas along the way. There’s also an after party at Flat Top Johnny’s.

$15+, 12:30 p.m. Copley Square, 560 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com.

Ganja Flow: Get really, really zen at this cannabis-friendly yoga class in Roslindale. There’s also a session scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. Attendees will get information about the exact location before class.

$30 suggested donation, 4 p.m. Roslindale, eventbrite.com.


Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Health Editor at Boston Magazine jducharme@bostonmagazine.com


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